Wordplay Wednesday

A weekly post about the wacky and wonderful world of words. Here we are. This is the first in my new weekly posts about the wacky, zany, fascinating, tangled mess that is language. These posts […]

Audiobooks: Why I think they’re great, and why they don’t work for me

Audiobooks. I think audiobooks are a great idea. I’m sure some of you can relate to that feeling of just wanting to dig in and read that new book you picked up, but having to […]

Book Review: A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

Title: A History of the World in 6 Glasses Author: Tom Standage My Rating: ♥♥ This isn’t really a book I would have chosen to read by myself. I read it for my monthly bookclub, […]

How good was that? How I Pick My Ratings for Book Reviews

While I’m reading a book, I’ll usually put in quite a bit of thought about how many hearts I’m going to rate it when I’ve finished (yeah, I use hearts instead of stars in my […]

How is it February already? A January round-up

Whoosh! That’s the sound of 2018 already flying by. I was lucky enough to spend a week in Puerto Escondido, Mexico in January. That week off helped me get a head start on my 2018 […]

Meet the Contenders: Canada Reads 2018 Shortlist

Aaaand the 5 contenders for Canada Reads 2018 have been announced! Here they are: Mozhdah Jamalzadah, defending The Boat People by Sharon Bala Tahmoh Penikett, defending American War by Omar El Akkad Greg Johnson, defending […]

Book Review: Precious Cargo by Craig Davidson

Title: Precious Cargo Author: Craig Davidson My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ I read this book because it was on the Canada Reads 2018 longlist, and it was one of the first to come through from the library. […]

Book Review: Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto

Title: Forgiveness Author: Mark Sakamoto My Rating: ♥♥♥ This is the third book that I have read from the Canada Reads 2018 longlist. So far, I wouldn’t be able to back any of them as […]

Book Review: Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan E. Coyote

Title: Tomboy Survival Guide Author: Ivan E. Coyote My Rating: ♥♥♥ I think this is a really important book, and even though I only gave it 4 out of 5, I think it’s really wonderful […]